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Massive* Open 
Online Course 
Not “Massively” or “Multiple” 
Presentation under Creative Commons, 
Some images are fair us...
How to tackle this?!
AK’s MOOC Experience 
… as a learner … … since January 2011… … more or less, I’ve lost track 
cMOOC 18 
xMOOC completed* 6...
Agenda 
• (Brief) History of MOOCs (at least as I see it) 
• Some issues around MOOCs (from emerging research) 
• Case Stu...
According to AK, anyway… 
(BRIEF) HISTORY OF MOOCS
What’s a MOOC?
Abbreviated timeline 
LMS 
AllLearn 
Fathom
Misconceptions
MOOC, tongue-in-check approach
Early thoughts on types… 
Downes Lane Bonk Clark 
cMOOC Network Based Reusable transferMOOC 
xMOOC Task Based Repeatable m...
2012 - Attack of the Acronyms
… and current thoughts 
Dimension 
Open 
Massive 
Use of Multimedia 
Degree of Communication 
Degree of Collaboration 
Lea...
Based on current research done with a colleague 
SOME ISSUES AROUND MOOCS
Some background 
• Research Project 
• Review of openly published materials about 
MOOCs 
• Including blogs, news-stories,...
Initial Typology 
What is a MOOC? 
Academic Governance & MOOC Goals 
Instructional Design 
Learner Motivation 
Learner Eng...
Interactions 
Sustainability 
What is a 
MOOC? 
Governance 
MOOC Goals 
ID 
Hegemony & 
Communication 
Motivation 
Engagem...
What is a MOOC?
Engagement & Participation 
What does it look like?
Certification 
So 
what? 
Now 
what?
MOOCs at the University of Athens 
CASE STUDY (IT’S REALLY A CRITIQUE)
Grand Overview 
• Ανοικτά Ακαδημαϊκά Μαθήματα (Open College Courses) 
• Lifelong learning project, funded by Greece & EU 
...
Types of courses 
Προδιαγραφή Rubric for 
“Α-” 
grade 
Rubric for “Α” 
grade 
(podcast) 
Rubric for 
“Α+” grade 
Detailed ...
Mature department: 15 
28 
Department Α- Α Live 
English Language and Literature 0 2 0 
German Language & Literature 9 2 2...
Pros (starting with the kudos) 
• Creation of courses in Greek 
• Leveraging local know-how and bringing it to citizenry 
...
Cons 
• Taken the worst of the xMOOC and put it online: 
• Straight translation of campus lectures to an online “course” 
...
Conclusion 
This is one confused effort. Their literature indicates that they 
wish to create Massive Open Online Courses,...
Sources 
• MOOC 1.0 vs. 2.0: http://www.wired.com/2014/09/moocs-2-0/ 
• MOOC Balance Score Card: http://www.slideshare.net...
MOOC Presentation for EDDE 801
MOOC Presentation for EDDE 801
MOOC Presentation for EDDE 801
MOOC Presentation for EDDE 801
MOOC Presentation for EDDE 801
MOOC Presentation for EDDE 801
MOOC Presentation for EDDE 801
MOOC Presentation for EDDE 801
MOOC Presentation for EDDE 801
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Presentation for my EDDE 801 course (Athabasca University EdD program) on MOOCs. Covers a brief history of MOOCs, an initial taxonomy of issues around MOOCs and the taxonomy applied (briefly) to the Greek Open Course effort (ca. 2014)

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MOOC Presentation for EDDE 801

  1. 1. Massive* Open Online Course Not “Massively” or “Multiple” Presentation under Creative Commons, Some images are fair use Apostolos Koutropoulos
  2. 2. How to tackle this?!
  3. 3. AK’s MOOC Experience … as a learner … … since January 2011… … more or less, I’ve lost track cMOOC 18 xMOOC completed* 62 xMOOC audited 5 xMOOC dropped 3 xMOOC: Coursera, Udacity EdX, OpenLearning, Open2Study, FutureLearn, MiriadaX, Canvas.net, Coursesites, NovoEd, iVersity, Janux, etc…
  4. 4. Agenda • (Brief) History of MOOCs (at least as I see it) • Some issues around MOOCs (from emerging research) • Case Study: MOOCs at the University of Athens Ground rule: Have questions? Raise a hand for the Microphone or post text In the chat – I’ll get to it during the presentation 
  5. 5. According to AK, anyway… (BRIEF) HISTORY OF MOOCS
  6. 6. What’s a MOOC?
  7. 7. Abbreviated timeline LMS AllLearn Fathom
  8. 8. Misconceptions
  9. 9. MOOC, tongue-in-check approach
  10. 10. Early thoughts on types… Downes Lane Bonk Clark cMOOC Network Based Reusable transferMOOC xMOOC Task Based Repeatable madeMOOC Content Based Rotating synchMOOC Name Branding asynchMOOC Experimental adaptiveMOOC Personality connectivistMOOC Loss Leader miniMOOC Theory-driven Trend-driven JIT Alternative Admissions
  11. 11. 2012 - Attack of the Acronyms
  12. 12. … and current thoughts Dimension Open Massive Use of Multimedia Degree of Communication Degree of Collaboration Learning Pathway Quality Assurance Amount of Reflections Certification Formal Learning Autonomy Diversity Conole, 2013 Levels Low Mid High
  13. 13. Based on current research done with a colleague SOME ISSUES AROUND MOOCS
  14. 14. Some background • Research Project • Review of openly published materials about MOOCs • Including blogs, news-stories, and published research • November 2011 to February 2014
  15. 15. Initial Typology What is a MOOC? Academic Governance & MOOC Goals Instructional Design Learner Motivation Learner Engagement & Participation Learner Satisfaction Usability & Accessibility Assessment Challenges Value of “completion” & certification Sustainability & Reputation Course Content & Copyright Teaching in a “Massive” environment Cultural Communication & Cultural Hegemony
  16. 16. Interactions Sustainability What is a MOOC? Governance MOOC Goals ID Hegemony & Communication Motivation Engagement Usability Satisfaction Assessment Certification Copyright Teaching
  17. 17. What is a MOOC?
  18. 18. Engagement & Participation What does it look like?
  19. 19. Certification So what? Now what?
  20. 20. MOOCs at the University of Athens CASE STUDY (IT’S REALLY A CRITIQUE)
  21. 21. Grand Overview • Ανοικτά Ακαδημαϊκά Μαθήματα (Open College Courses) • Lifelong learning project, funded by Greece & EU • Goal: create ~1000 open courses • 791 “A-” courses • 158 “A+” courses • Currently in trial run: http://opencourses.gr/
  22. 22. Types of courses Προδιαγραφή Rubric for “Α-” grade Rubric for “Α” grade (podcast) Rubric for “Α+” grade Detailed course description (incl. English) √ √ √ Detailed course objectives (incl. English) √ √ √ Keywords and Glossary (incl. English) √ √ √ Organization of course materials into topic modules √ √ √ Detailed description of module goals and objectives √ √ √ Keywords & Glossary for modules √ √ √ Lecture notes, slides, and supporting materials for each lecture √ √ √ Bibliography √ √ √ Exercises - - √ Utilization of electronic sources of host institutions - - √ Multimedia Content such as: i) Recorded video lectures ii) Recorded video lectures with slides iii) podcast, voice-over lectures (e.g. adobe presenter) √ √ √
  23. 23. Mature department: 15 28 Department Α- Α Live English Language and Literature 0 2 0 German Language & Literature 9 2 2 Theater Arts 3 0 0 Geology & Geoecological 23 26 3 Early Childhood Education 0 14 0 Biology 0 9 9 Theology 6 15 12 Religious Studies 3 0 3 Mathematics 44 41 19 Physics 3 0 1 Chemistry 32 9 3 Dentistry 7 14 12 Computer Science & ICT 14 17 63 Medicine 20 10 6 History of Science 7 3 0 171 162 133
  24. 24. Pros (starting with the kudos) • Creation of courses in Greek • Leveraging local know-how and bringing it to citizenry • Intent to create a eLearning network for all instructors and designers involved – increase feeling of community • Want to also include lab courses! • Seeking people with instructional design background • Good marketing for Greek institutions
  25. 25. Cons • Taken the worst of the xMOOC and put it online: • Straight translation of campus lectures to an online “course” • Focus on digitization, not pedagogy • Courses still described in “hours of instruction”, which is just as bad as “seat-time” in the US. • Standards for course design are set at the macro level • academic department conform to what standard regardless of department • No recognition of Distance Education as viable mode of learning in Greece, but now they are seeking qualified individuals to help in this effort…
  26. 26. Conclusion This is one confused effort. Their literature indicates that they wish to create Massive Open Online Courses, however in practice they are creating OpenCourseWare.
  27. 27. Sources • MOOC 1.0 vs. 2.0: http://www.wired.com/2014/09/moocs-2-0/ • MOOC Balance Score Card: http://www.slideshare.net/drygrape/mooc-balance-score-card-10-vs-20 • MOOC Business Models: http://www.slideshare.net/drygrape/mooc-10-20-business-models?related=1 • Major Players in the MOOC: http://chronicle.com/article/The-Major-Players-in-the-MOOC/138817/ • Genres of Networked Learning: http://femtechnet.newschool.edu/wp-content/ uploads/2013/08/MOOCvsDOCC_Infographic.jpg • MOOC Evolution: http://mfeldstein.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/ uploads/2012/07/EvolutionCombine20120815.jpg • Development of MOOC Providers: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/Figure_1_MOOCs_and_Open_Education_Timeline_p6.jpg • Massive Open Radio University: http://dhayton.haverford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/1303167mooc.jpg • Conole, G. (2013). A New Classification for MOOCs. MOOC Quality Project. Retrieved from: http://mooc.efquel.org/a-new-classification- for-moocs-grainne-conole/ • Cormier, D. (2010). What is a MOOC? Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc • MOOC Hysteria image: http://cogdogblog.com/2012/07/17/mooc-hysertia/ • Structure of CCK08: http://x28newblog.blog.uni-heidelberg.de/2008/09/06/cck08-first-impressions/ • Man writing [image]: http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/69/6980/OZNK100Z/posters/pop-ink-csa-images- man-furiously-writing-at-desk-with-papers-everywhere.jpg • Child watching TV [image]: http://www.psychalive.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/kids-watch-TV-300x199.jpg • Conversation puzzle [image]: http://modernimmortal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/conversation2.jpg • Conversation chaos [image]: http://artofconversation.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83452194e69e2017ee81ffd85970d-320wi • Notorious Lurker [image]: http://www.stopmotionworks.com/miscimages/lurker2.gif

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